Explore Natural Resources!: With 25 Great Projects
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About the Author
Anita Yasuda is the author of more than 80 books for children and adults, including Explore Flight!, Explore Native American Culture!, and Explore the Wild West! for Nomad Press. She is a member of the Society of Children's Books Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) and the Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators Performers (CANSCAIP). Anita lives in Huntington, CA.Jennifer Keller is a writer-illustrator with an MFA in Traditional Illustration from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She illustrated Explore Native American Culture! for Nomad Press. Jennifer lives in San Jose, CA.
Explore Natural Resources! With 25 Great Projects
" . . . An informative book for early readers, sections cover the air, water, soil, minerals, energy, and conservation. Key words are in bold and in a words to know box on the same page. Also includes fun activities at the end of each section to learn more and to get hands-on experience about the topic, black-and-white illustrations, a glossary, resources for further exploration, and an index."
"Does your approach to teaching natural resources consist of talking to students, showing a video, and maybe inviting a guest speaker? If you are ready for something more engaging, this Natural Resources! With 25 Great Projects is a required science resource. . . The greatest strength of this book may be that it is visually appealing. Every page is attractive and comprised of pictures, vocabulary, and text that will not only inform but entertain the eye. Teachers should consider teaching one chapter per week, which will allow them to have enough time to supervise the elementary aged students. This is the perfect activity book to instruct and demonstrate the immediate interconnectedness humans have with natural resources and the world." Booklist
"Twenty-five hands-on activities explore the extraordinarily broad and universally accessible concept of natural resources. Conservation is the guiding theme of the book, and global warming, desertification, and water pollution are explained in careful detail . . . Activities follow each chapter and include art projects, experiments, building plans, and challenges. The hands-on nature of the activities, age-appropriate text, and inclusion of high-interest examples and sidebars make this a great primer on a timely topic for the classroom, library, or home bookshelf." Praise for other titles by Anita Yasuda:
Explore the Wild West!
2012 Gold Moonbeam Award School Library Journal
"Entertaining and informative. This is a useful and engaging introductory overview of the Wild West." Explore Simple Machines!
"Yasuda writes in particularly clear, simple language, and intersperses her explanations with historical notes, jokes, and 25 easy projects or demonstrations constructed from common materials. She also repeatedly urges readers to spot and classify the simple machines that are all around, encourages the use of a science notebook, and closes her discourse with descriptions of what inventors and engineers do." Explore Water!
School Library Journal
"It's impossible to read this book and not turn off the water while you brush your teeth. Children will come away with obscure facts and broad understandings about this vital resource . . ." Explore the Solar System!
National Science Teachers Association
"The inviting cover of this science book will attract the attention of young readers right from the start. This is a great book to entice young readers to read more and learn a little science along the way. It would make an attractive addition to a school library"